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Record Number: 12479


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'29th March, Tuesday. ?La Gar?onne? V. Marguerite. 30th March, Wednesday. These last few days I have been reading Marguerite?s ?La Gar?onne?. I am disappointed. Instead of an exciting chronicle of debauchery, full of hints on sex-relationship, I find it simply a rather vigorous, but incurably sentimental treatise on Malthusianism. One or two of its scenes are realistic in the strictest sense, but for the rest, his heroine is a most romantic young lad who finishes up by falling in love properly and setting up in matrimony. But then I have always found the French sentimental.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 27 Mar 1927 and 30 Mar 1927

Country:

France

Time

evening

Place:

city: Paris
specific address: 54, rue Martinval

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Gerald Moore

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

16 Jun 1903

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Coffee then Cocoa broker, working for Unilever - United Africa Company

Religion:

none

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

France

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

V. Marguerite

Title:

La Gar?onne

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12479

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Gerald Moore

Title:

MS Diary 1927

Location:

Private Collection

Call No:

MS Diary 1927

Page/Folio:

n/a

Additional Information:

For further information about this diary, please contact the Reading Experience Database project: http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php

Citation:

Gerald Moore, MS Diary 1927, Private Collection, MS Diary 1927, n/a, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=12479, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

This material Copyright Andrew Neill Vanson Moore, and Shirley Frances Gould-Smith.

   
   
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